The Baltimore County Department of Health is opening immunization clinics for children up to age 18 who are eligible under the Vaccines For Children program, the department said Monday.
The clinics are meant to assist parents in getting their children up to date on shots for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Parents who are unsure if their children are up to date can check with the child's school, or call the Department of Health's Immunization Action Program at 410-887-2705.
All recommended vaccines will be available at the walk-in clinics. The meningitis vaccine will also be available for students entering college. For those with Medicaid, which applies to many VFC program children, insurance will be billed for the shots. For those with no insurance, an administrative fee will be charged, determined on a sliding scale.
Parents must bring their child's immunization record when trying to get their child vaccinated at any of the clinics held during August and September.
Back-to-school Immunization Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following health centers:
- Monday, August 20 – Eastern Family Resource Center
- Monday, August 20 – Woodlawn Health Center
- Tuesday, August 21 – Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne Health Center
- Tuesday, August 21 – Essex Health Center
- Friday, August 24 – Dundalk Health Center
- Friday, August 24 – Liberty Family Resource Center
- Tuesday, August 28 – Hannah More Health Center
- Tuesday, August 28 – Essex Health Center
- Wednesday, August 29 – Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne Health Center
- Wednesday, August 29 – Eastern Family Resource Center
From August 27 through September 28 (weekdays only) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the following health center locations will accept walk-ins for school immunizations:
- Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne
- Health Center
- Dundalk Health Center
- Eastern Family Resource Center
- Essex Health Center
- Hannah More Health Center
- Liberty Family Resource Center
- Woodlawn Health Center